Studying the historical past of the Communist Social gathering of China has change into a nationwide pursuit this yr, which marks the centenary of the CPC’s founding, however it could be a bit totally different at an armed police troop in Shanghai.
The officers not solely study in regards to the Social gathering’s historical past but additionally unfold it to the general public via numerous means.
100 officers from the No 10 contingent affiliated to the No 4 detachment of the Shanghai armed police corps have been working as voluntary narrators at venues throughout town since 1999. They embrace the Memorial for the Website of the First Nationwide Congress of the CPC, the Memorial for the Website of the Second CPC Nationwide Congress, and the Shanghai Revolution Museum.
“These Crimson venues have been functioning as vivid school rooms for these armed cops to additional perceive and apply the practices in Social gathering improvement to their life,” mentioned Yang Zenan, the troop’s political teacher.
“Speaking the Social gathering’s historical past to others additionally helps the officers higher study from the previous and increase their confidence within the Social gathering and the nation’s future. It additionally helps construct a stronger armed police troop.”
Yang mentioned that all the armed cops within the troop have submitted their Social gathering membership functions.
Ma Weijia, director of the publicity and training division on the Memorial for the Website of the First Nationwide Congress of the CPC, mentioned: “When armed cops in uniform retell the Social gathering historical past, it offers individuals a solemn sense and could be very convincing.
“The narration stage of those troopers, a Crimson identify card for the memorial, is comparable with some skilled commentators. They’ve impressed extra individuals to take the initiative to study and unfold the Social gathering’s historical past.”
Xu Zijian, a junior armed police officer, mentioned he tailors the content material of his narration for various audiences. He mentioned that when they’re college college students, he encourages discussions with them and invitations people to share emotions and data. When they’re authorities employees, he normally raises questions to assist them deepen their understanding of the Social gathering’s historical past.
“When narrating for main college college students, I typically add some attention-grabbing tales associated to the displays to make the narration extra vivid and memorable,” he mentioned.
Consultants have been invited to information the troop’s personal studying and the officers every realized completely in order that they will reply to questions raised by viewers members.
A brief video program of the officers speaking about Social gathering historical past was launched on-line final summer season and altogether 100 episodes had been uploaded on-line by earlier this month. It was meant as a present to the Social gathering on the centenary of its founding, officers mentioned.
Yang mentioned every episode options an officer introducing a venue within the metropolis –together with these which are well-known and little-known ones – or telling a brief story from the Social gathering’s historical past.
This system has attracted greater than 300 million views and has been forwarded on-line greater than 1 million instances. The vivid studying supplies have additionally been utilized by greater than 70 communities, enterprises and colleges to assist individuals study the Social gathering’s historical past effectively.